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Royal Pavilion – Brighton

This stunning building, which took 35 years to make, is among Brighton’s premier tourist attractions – and it’s easy to see why. Classed as a “pleasure palace”, it was built for King George IV and possesses an exotic oriental style, inside and out. It’s long been part of the city’s fabric and tourists from around [...]

By | March 15th, 2013|Attractions|0 Comments

Brighton Wheel

Sitting in your air-conditioned capsule, 50 metres above sea level and listening to an informative commentary by comedian Steve Coogan, a ride on the magnificent Brighton Wheel is the ultimate way to admire Brighton, Hove and the splendid Sussex coastline stretching far into the distance. Situated next to Brighton Pier’s entrance, the wheel has 36 [...]

By | March 14th, 2013|Attractions|0 Comments

Bristol Zoo

Bristol Zoo, which opened in the 1830s, will always have a special place in my memories thanks to the popular ’60s children’s TV programme, Animal Magic. It was here that the late Johnny Morris, dressed as a zoo keeper, filmed many of the scenes for the long-running series. Situated within minutes of Brunel’s famous Clifton [...]

By | February 19th, 2013|Attractions|0 Comments

Warwick Castle

I’ve visited many castles over the years but somehow Warwick Castle, which sits alongside the River Avon within 64 acres of rolling landscaped grounds, slipped through the net. Thankfully, I rectified the matter a week ago when I packed the car and headed up the M5 and M40 with my wife and two children (ages [...]

By | February 15th, 2013|Attractions|0 Comments

Lake District Wildlife Park

You’ll be hard pressed to find a better setting for a wildlife park in the UK. The Lake District Wildlife Park, just ten minutes from Keswick, has a backdrop of mountains, including the impressive western side of Skiddaw, the fourth highest peak in England. The air of peace and tranquillity emanating from these high peaks [...]

By | February 15th, 2013|Attractions|0 Comments

Cadbury World

You don’t have to be a chocoholic to enjoy a day out at Cadbury World but it certainly helps! I took my family to this premier attraction for the first time last week and had a wonderful time – and not just because ample supplies of chocolate bars were dished out at regular intervals. Located [...]

By | February 7th, 2013|Attractions|0 Comments

Bristol Aquarium

It’s one of Bristol’s premier attractions and no visit to the city is complete without spending time here. I’m talking about Bristol Aquarium where you literally come face-to-face with thousands of glorious sea creatures – everything from sharks and stingrays to octopus and seahorses. I visited with my two children – aged five and eleven [...]

By | February 6th, 2013|Attractions|0 Comments

Thrill Hopper Ticket – Enjoy Staffordshire’s Premier Attractions

The trouble with the Thrill Hopper Ticket, which allows two adults and two under 12s entry into four of Staffordshire’s funtastic attractions, is knowing which to visit first. Costing £142.50, the money-saving ticket runs between March and October each year and can save around £90 compared to what you would pay at the gate. Tickets [...]

By | January 26th, 2013|Attractions|0 Comments